Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Is it legal to use windows 7 os files under windows 8 ?

  1. #1


    Posts : 153
    windows 8 pro x64

    Is it legal to use windows 7 os files under windows 8 ?


    Tittle says it all. Can I use files of windows 7 operating system under windows 8? I mean extracting some files from windows 7 dvd and then using these files under windows 8. Would microsoft consider it legal ?

    There has been some programs that removes metro or win 8 explorer but requires to use windows 7 files.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello ecevit,

    As long as you are not mass distributing the files, then you are legally fine to use them on your own personal computer so long as they do not affect activation.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 153
    windows 8 pro x64


    Thanks for clarifying.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    That would have been my guesstimate, as I have such files imported from W7 on Windows 8. And I gave a senior techo from MS online control of my PC with that in it, after explaining to him exactly what I had done, before he would trouble shoot my problem with Excel. He asked for and checked out the validity of my product keys before proceeding ... both W7 and W8. If there had been any problem I'm sure he would have said something as he took a long time away checking them out.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Is it legal to use windows 7 os files under windows 8 ?
Related Threads
Read more at: Cell phone unlocking will be legal again | ZDNet
Hi there Seems some people have NOTHING better to do than to try and stop Others from pursuing QUITE LEGAL activities. Seems now if you use torrents your use of them is now being monitored - I'm downloading QUITE LEGALLY a few variations of the DEBIAN WHEEZY Linux distro from a torrent link...
Opps, Sorry! The full title is: Is it legal to download a copy of Windows but use a legit Product Key? So any ways, I WAS thinking about getting a new copy of Windows because my old hdd died so yah.. (I found a nice HDD for a replacement) I thought to my self "Wait a minute, I still have that...
Is it legal to install windows 8 trial on our customers we have a computer retail store and we cant sell pirated software of any kind but some of our customer isnt familiar on Linux OSes we are just thinking if we could use windows 8 trial and about the legality of our installation tnx hope for...
Hello everyone I was wanting to know if there are any places to download Windows 8 editions legal iso. I'm asking this is because the computers I got a few weeks ago didn't come with a windows 8 disc. So is there any way to find legal copies of iso like you can on Windows 7. (Digital River)
Legal cloning question in General Support
I purchased 21 new Toshiba Satellite PCs for a local school. I have set up two of the PCs the way the school wants them and each one took a while. I'd like to clone one of them to the oher PCs but I am concerned about how Microsoft will deal with cloned PCs. Each PC has a legal Windows 8 key and...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook